Defending champions Australia have announced their squad for the 2022 T20 World Cup as they hope to win the title consecutively. The selectors have decided to back the same squad that won the T20 World Cup last year. However, there has been only one change in the 15-member squad. All-rounder Tim David has been included in place of Mitch Swepson which will definitely add more firepower to an already strong batting line-up. Captain Aaron Finch has been trusted again to lead the squad in order to defend the trophy in their country. Australia is one of the favorites to win T20I World Cup because the home ground advantage is expected to play a big factor.
World Cup squad assembled!
Here’s the 15 who will represent our national men’s team at the upcoming T20 World Cup and tour of India ?? pic.twitter.com/DUgqUGWuyV
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) August 31, 2022
The inclusion of Tim David in Australia T20 World Cup squad by the Australian selectors is quite surprising because this move came after formally completing the switch from Associate Member Singapore. Until now, Tim David has been playing for Singapore but now he a cricketer of Australia.
The selectors did not have to think much as they have decided to go with the same wining squad. However, the biggest headache for Australia will be the form of their skipper Aaron Finch. It is true that Finch led Australia to the trophy last year but it is also true that he has been under-performing with the bat since the start of 2021. Finch has averaged under 30 with the bat, while also striking below the 125. However, due to his recent record and excellent leadership qualities, he has been trusted again to lead the side to defend their T20 World Cup title.
Openers Finch and David Warner will be backed by three genuine all-rounders in the middle-order.
The bowling attack will comprise of the trio. of Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. The trio has become even more dangerous than the last time. The bowling attack will be assisted with the spin option of Adam Zampa.
Australia will start its T20 World Cup campaign against New Zealand in Sydney on October 22. This is going to be an exciting fixture because last time the two teams met in the 2021 final in Dubai.